Elijah Lynn's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Senior Software Application Engineer
Red Hat
IRC: 
elijah

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
NBCUniversal, DiseaseProof.com, DrFuhrman.com, NutritionalEducation.com, NutritionalResearch.org, WindwalkerExpeditions.com
Industries Worked In: 
Health, Entertainment, Security

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Romanian
Bio: 

I consider myself a humanitarian, environmentalist and technologist. I love working with open source projects specifically Ubuntu (GNU/Linux), Inkscape, GIMP, PHP, MySQL, Git, & of course Drupal! I think the Drupal community is amongst the most robust and respectful of all the open source communities I have been involved in.

I started using Ubuntu around 2007/2008 and from there have progressed to utilizing it for everything I do. I built my first website in 1999, in 2002 went on to become a locksmith for 5 years and in 2008 political activism pushed me to form a team to launch the Ron Paul Blimp for that election season. (I am now politically apathetic again & think the voting system needs a major overhaul before any real change can take place. My political activism will probably be spent in that area when I get charged again.) I started using Drupal in late 2008 after using Joomla for a year or so prior to that.

I taught myself PHP in 2012 and then really dug into learning JavaScript in late 2013. I became a senior software engineer at NBCUniversal in 2012 where I was on one of the largest enterprise Drupal teams in the world. I contributed to a large amount of Drupal sites such as SyFy, Telemundo, USA, Bravo, Sprout, NBC.com etc.

History

Member for
8 years 9 months
Documentation
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Maintainer of:
Sticky Edit Actions

Co-maintainer of:
Akamai
Representative Image
Soft Length Limit
State Machine 3.x
Upload File Replace (for filefield CCK)

Chrome extension:
Drupal to Durpal (good for a co-worker prank)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/drupal-to-durpal/lnaaaklnmaanj...

Acquia Certified Developer (2014)
Akamai Web Performance Certified Administrator (2015)
Drupal NYC Meetup Co-organizer

Areas of Expertise: 
Full Stack Engineer
Performance Engineer
Themer
Developer & Interaction Designer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016

Credited on 11 issues fixed in the past 1 year

Projects

My mentors: 
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I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors